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A lot of people don’t know, a lot of people can’t imagine. I have a disease that you can’t see. Some people don’t think it’s a disease. Some people think it’s u...sed as an excuse. Some people think I had a choice or could just STOP. I fight stigma every day. I experience death more than the average person. I also experience compassion more than the average person. I am insecure and fearful more than most. I have a past due to animalistic behavior and survival. I have a future due to finding freedom from my disease. My disease is deadly. My disease is in my mind and my only defense is self-awareness and total abstinence. My disease has been medically proven to exist. There’s no magic pill that will ever cure me. I am grateful for how far I’ve come. I am grateful to get to see others with the disease come back to life. There are people who don’t believe, who think they’ve got it all figured out. We are selfish, we are criminals, we are losers. They would rather hide from the truth and throw stones. That’s okay. I will still fight. I will still live my life and support others in my predicament. One day others may see. We are worth our breath. We are suffering. We are many. We are human and deserve love. It’s okay that they don’t believe right now. They don’t have to live with the disease and for that I am grateful too. They never have to experience the darkness the way we have. I choose hope. I choose compassion. I choose the trenches. Where there is so much darkness, on the other side, there’s much more light. Ignorance can change into understanding. All things are possible. Today I will keep fighting. Tomorrow too. For those suffering from this disease, Addiction...Keep fighting, there is a way out and we are waiting for you. No judgment, just open arms.

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